Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller testified in Congress today.

I didn’t bother to watch because as far as I was able to tell from reporters and Twitter chatter, not a whole hell of a lot was going on. Republicans yelled, monologued, and muddied the waters with Fox News conspiracy theories. Democrats did a shit job of questioning Mueller, with the exception of Adam Schiff, who apparently did a pretty decent job.

As far as the upshot goes, Mueller confirmed that he didn’t indict Trump because of the Dept. of Justice rule that says sitting presidents can’t be indicted, but that Trump could be indicted after he leaves office. Trump ordered Don McGahn and others to lie to Mueller’s investigators. Mueller says that Trump’s people lying to him impeded his investigation. Mueller says that he didn’t clear Trump of obstruction of justice.

We knew all this already. We knew it even if we didn’t read the Mueller Report, because the media’s been reporting on this shit for, what, two and a half centuries, now?

Trump is a liar, a fraud, and a criminal. Trump should be impeached and then, once removed from office, indicted, given a trial, and if the universe is decent and good, put in jail for his remaining lifespan, and the same for all the toadies and cronies in his administration.

That won’t happen, though, because the House Democrats don’t have the sack to do it, and if they did, the Senate wouldn’t convict Trump. So, as always, if we want something done about the criminal president, we must do it ourselves.

Vote blue in 2020. It doesn’t matter who the Democrats run. It really, really doesn’t. We must keep the House in 2020, take back the Senate if at all possible, and vote for whichever yahoo, whomever it is, that the Democrats run for president. If, by some miracle, we accomplish all that, then we have to crawl up our representatives’ collective asses and die until they fix the hot mess that Trump and 30+ years of shitty, treasonous Republicans made.

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How would you prove you’re a US citizen?

I want you to sit and think for a minute how you’d prove you were a US citizen if you were asked. You could show your driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate, or passport, right? What if you were told none of that was good enough proof? Then what would you do?

Insider: We hired the author of 'Black Hawk Down' and an illustrator from 'Archer' to adapt the Mueller report so you'll actually read it

Abridged & illustrated version of the Mueller Report We hired the author of ‘Black Hawk Down’ and an illustrator from ‘Archer’ to adapt the Mueller report so you’ll actually read it

Insider: We hired the author of 'Black Hawk Down' and an illustrator from 'Archer' to adapt the Mueller report so you'll actually read it

The Insider commissioned Mark Bowder, author of Black Hawk Down, and Chad Hurd, art director of the cartoon, Archer, to produce an abridged, narrative-style version of the Mueller Report, complete with illustrations.

Look, if you haven’t been able to read the Mueller Report, I’m not going to shame you for that. I bought a copy for my Kindle from Amazon, and guys, that sucker is dense. I am an excellent and experienced reader of dense tomes, and I’ve barely made any headway plowing through this damn thing. So I’m certainly not going to crap on anyone else for having trouble with it.

The insider version is still a long read, but far, far less than 400+ pages, and also written in a narrative style, which makes it hella easier to read. Plus, awesome little cartoons by a guy who works on Archer. Check it out.

5 Things To Read Today

Here’s a few things you need to know today.

  • Ross Perot, that crazy little dude from Texas that everyone loved for ten minutes back in the 90s because he ran against Clinton, has died. Story.
  • Another old white billionaire has thrown his hat in the ring for the presidential race. His name is Tom Steyer. Story.
  • Here’s a former federal prosecute explaining the Jeffery Epstein case. Read it. Also, here’s Ken White, the Internet’s lawyer friend, explaining a few things. Read that, too.
  • Obamacare is back in the courts again. Details.
  • Don’t feel bad – lawmakers aren’t bothering to read the Mueller Report, either. Story.
  • The Dept. of Justice has questioned Trump dossier author Christopher Steele. Story.
Donald Trump, by Gage Skidmore

New York to let congressional committees access Trump’s state tax returns

I have a sinus infection and a lot of work to do, so I’m just going to drop this story here real quick for y’all to check out: “Cuomo Signs a Bill to Allow Release of Trump’s State Tax Returns.

As the battle over President Trump’s federal taxes intensifies in Washington, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a bill on Monday to allow congressional committees to access the president’s state tax returns.

Image Credit: Donald Trump, by Gage Skidmore.